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Home schooling and homework resources

Below are a range of online resources which can help with home schooling and homework.

BBC Bitesize – wide range of help for learning and revision, support and careers advice

Bitesize daily lessons – you can now access daily lessons from BBC Bitesize. Hosted by a range of celebrity supply teachers. David Attenborough will be giving geography lessons, science from Professor Brian Cox, learn Spanish with Sergio Aguero.

Ziptales – a fun resource that uses stories, quizzes and games to make reading a pleasure for children. Content is provided for Preschool, Keystage 1 and Keystage 2.

Britannica encyclopaedia is available for free online with Harrow library membership:

Below are some free online practice papers to help your child prepare for their 11+ paper:

Science and Technology

Scratch – Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Tinkercad – free app for 3D designs, electronics and coding including Minecraft modeller.

Science Museum – has a range of free learning games.

British Science Week has activity packs to download for early years, primary school and secondary school children around the theme of “Diverse Planet”  

James Dyson Foundation – 44 engineering challenges for children. Are you ready for the challenge?

Maths and Numbers

Sumdog gives personalised Maths practise for children aged 6-14 through games. There are 2 access levels, free and membership. Free access gives you 6 different games for children to use.  

The Maths Factor – created by Carol Vorderman for ages 4 – 7 years provided free while schools remain closed.

Corbett Maths – 5-a-day exercises, worksheets and videos for GCSE

Corbett Maths Primary – includes quizzes, 5-a-day exercises and answers

Geography

National Geographic Kids has fun learning games including quizzes, puzzles and word scrambles.  

Learning at Home

Twinkl are offering a month’s free access to their premium site, with worksheets, activities and crafts for pre-school and primary aged children. The site provides teacher created educational resources including lesson planning and assessments, online educational games, augmented reality. Check out their dedicated Coronavirus school closure home learning support.

Classroom Secrets – offering a range of free home learning packs to download

Phonics Play  –  have made their resources free of charge to access while schools remain closed. Includes free downloadable resources

Oxford Owl –  are offering a range of activities for years 1 – 6 plus free books, author videos and storytelling sessions.

Scholastic (Kids Book Club) Have launched their learn at home website. Although some of the content is US centric there’s an excellent range of information. For guidance, the grades translate as follows:

  • PreK and K Nursery: Reception – Year 1
  • Grades 1 and 2: Year 2 and 3
  • Grades 3-5: Year 3-5

Below are some free online practice papers to help your child prepare for their 11+ paper:

Science and Technology

Scratch – Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Tinkercad – free app for 3D designs, electronics and coding including Minecraft modeller.

Science Museum – has a range of free learning games.

British Science Week has activity packs to download for early years, primary school and secondary school children around the theme of “Diverse Planet”  

James Dyson Foundation – 44 engineering challenges for children. Are you ready for the challenge?

Maths and Numbers

Sumdog gives personalised Maths practise for children aged 6-14 through games. There are 2 access levels, free and membership. Free access gives you 6 different games for children to use.  

The Maths Factor – created by Carol Vorderman for ages 4 – 7 years provided free while schools remain closed.

Corbett Maths – 5-a-day exercises, worksheets and videos for GCSE

Corbett Maths Primary – includes quizzes, 5-a-day exercises and answers

Geography

National Geographic Kids has fun learning games including quizzes, puzzles and word scrambles.  

Learning at Home

Twinkl are offering a month’s free access to their premium site, with worksheets, activities and crafts for pre-school and primary aged children. The site provides teacher created educational resources including lesson planning and assessments, online educational games, augmented reality. Check out their dedicated Coronavirus school closure home learning support.

Classroom Secrets – offering a range of free home learning packs to download

Phonics Play  –  have made their resources free of charge to access while schools remain closed. Includes free downloadable resources

Oxford Owl –  are offering a range of activities for years 1 – 6 plus free books, author videos and storytelling sessions.

Scholastic (Kids Book Club) Have launched their learn at home website. Although some of the content is US centric there’s an excellent range of information. For guidance, the grades translate as follows:

  • PreK and K Nursery: Reception – Year 1
  • Grades 1 and 2: Year 2 and 3
  • Grades 3-5: Year 3-5

You may also be interested in online entertainment and leisure resources for all the family.